Reality of housing in Singapore

Flats in Singapore taken from Mt Faber

Where we live is an integral part of our life. This photo depicts how most Singaporeans live: small apartments, within very close proximity and high up. However, if you are rich, there are 2 ways you can live: (1) in a landed property surrounded and cramped up with all the other high rise buildings. Or (2) live in a penthouse in a tall building. That way you will have more privacy and peace that is until another taller building creeps up next to you.

The photo was taken on a cloudy day, so I took it in black and white, hopefully to minimise the gloominess.

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Great shot for the day, Alex! And I do think the B&W shot was a great idea!! Thanks, as always, for sharing your world! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!
Sylvia    Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:32:42 +0100
With the very limited land in Singapore, the way to go is up.
Photo Cache    Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:55:49 +0100
Nice shot. But I much prefer to live somewhere more rural.
Lady Fi    Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:11:57 +0100
I enjoyed your photo in B & W and hearing about how you live in Singapore. Where I live we are now starting to get so many highrises and people (long-term residents) are not happy that single family dwellings are bull dozed and highrises take their place. Sometimes I wonder where everyone is coming from for our overall population in Canada doesn't seem to grow so fast. Yet we have building going on everywhere. There is no more land so buildings must go up higher and higher. So I understand your situation a little bit.
Joyful    Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:36:05 +0100
Really interesting post. Wouldn't be my first choice of how to live, but in many high-density cities, this is the only option!
Peter B    Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:07:20 +0100
Great shot of the towers to the sky.
Rajesh    Sat, 13 Jun 2015 04:21:34 +0100
must be real tough to house so many on a small island
thomas    Sat, 13 Jun 2015 16:51:48 +0100
I doubt that I want to live there. Too much buildings too close to each other.
NatureFootstep Travel    Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:56:45 +0100
Hahaha really a concrete jungle we have.
alicesg    Wed, 17 Jun 2015 01:43:28 +0100
I like this photo in B/W. I'd like to live in a penthouse. ;-)
Paz    Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:37:48 +0100
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